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a little while ago jesse jackson jr. said that he has been suffering from bipolar we haven't seen him at all he is at the mayo clinic he has won this race. there is really no place for you to be tonight. he is not here, sandy is not here his family is not here as a matter of fact the rev. we hear tonight is in ohio. can you hear us? >> that's why we are at an election night party here in the second congressional district in madison at the sports bar and grill you know jesse jackson jr. had problems, lots of well-documented problems in the past few months but winning this election was never expected to be one of them, tonight we can confirm that he remains at the mayo clinic in minnesota he voted by absentee ballot and there was no party for him so that's why we have been here talking with these constituents i just want to tell you a few minutes ago i did get a text message from his spokesperson and i will read it back to you know, the tax says my deep and sincere thanks to the people of the second congressional district i am humbled and moved by the support shown today, every day i t
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you knew everything there was to know about michael jackson? think again. >> a surprising new book, the king of pop's personal struggles as we have never seen them before. that story coming up. >> ann ♪ don't just leave me alone ♪ leave me alone ♪ leave me alone >>> look at that. >> i can do my michael now. come on. well, at one time michael jackson was the most popular man on the planet, and that came with an extraordinary dose of publicity. >> we're not going to leave him alone. >> no, no, we're not. >> but now three years after his death, a new book reveals michael's private struggles in unparalleled detail. abc's nick watt has the story. ♪ thriller nights >> reporter: there hasn't been anyone that famous in a single moment as he was during "thriller" time. that was probably the peak of celebrity for a human being. >> reporter: randall sullivan highly acclaimed journalist spent three years getting behind the mask of the most celebrated entertainer our world has ever known. it's a tale of family, fame, lost childhood, and startling accusations that you won't have heard be
with local leaders about the priorities of this district with a me congressman jesse jackson junior will stay in office, despite staying out of the public eye for several months. he won in a landslide victory over republican challenger brian woodworth and independent marcus lewis. jackson did not make any public appearances last night. but he did release a statement to his supporters, saying. i am humbled and moved by the support shown today. everyday, i think about your needs and concerns. once the doctors approve my return to work i will continue to be the progressive fighter you have known for years. yesterday's election returns were a vote for the status quo. while republicans held the house, democrats maintained their hold on the senate. the democrats picked up at least two new seats. and a third republican seat in maine went independent, and effectively democrat, assuming the new senator, angus king, caucuses with the democrats. w-g-n political analyst paul lisnek has been here since yesterday. he's in the newsroom with a closer look at what happened last night. i think one
romney with more than 300 electoral votes. hallie jackson joins us live this morning. .t doesn't matter about florida >> president obama is waking up this morning a winner. he is waking up in chicago this morning. [cheers] the first family waves to an ecstatic crowd in chicago. >> thank you. >> as supporters cheered in times square and in front of 1600 pennsylvania avenue. but the crowd fell silent in boston, where mitt romney supporters found his candidate did not earn enough votes to earn the white house. >> i wish i was able to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. we join with you to pray for him and for this great nation. >> romney called for bipartisanship. >> we cannot risk partisan bickering. >> a sentiment echoed by the president. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. you have made me a better president. >> the president promised to work with congress, he vowed -- >> we remain more that a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >>
for granting me the opportunity to serve them for 17 wonderful years. signed, sincerely, jesse jackson jr., member of congress. the speaker pro tempore: under clause 5 of rule 20, the chair announces to the house that in light they have resignation of the gentleman from illinois, mr. jackson this ewhole number of the house is 433. pursuant to clause 12a >> on thursday, the house democrats will elect their leaders for the 113th congress. we will have live house coverage in about an hour here on c-span. in the senate, they have been working on the defense authorization bill. harry reid has been talking about the brugget cuts and tax increases and here he is speaking to reporters just after the caucus lunch. it's about 10 minutes. >> we are -- we had a meeting with the four leaders up here at the white house, it went very well. the problem was that was before thanksgiving. and since that time, there has been little progress with the republic carns, which is a indictment -- republicans, which is a disappointment to me. we only have a couple of weeks to get something done. we have to get away
is san jose state university professor melinda jackson. is the research director for survey and policy research institute. the areas of interest are public opinions, civic engagement and political participation and melinda will be giving us analysis as returns come in. welcome. >> thank you. >> one of the closest-watched races is proposition 30, that is one of the tightest as well. what are your thoughts heading into this election? >> it's going to be a razor thin margin that could go either way. tolling shows 48% in favor, 44% against. with that 8% undecided so it's undecideds going to make the difference on this. it's also going to depend on turnout. group that's tend to favor prop 30 more, younger voters, latino voters also, groups don't always turn out in high numbers on election day. so turn out going to make a difference. >> what are your thoughts on prop 37? labeling of genetically engineered foods? >> prop 37 is going to be very close, initially there was majority support for prop 37, back in september polls showing over 60% in favor. there has been a lot of ads against 37 in t
moment tarle but we wanted to follow up about jesse jackson jr. retiring from congress. he has smit his letter of resignation to speaker john boehner. they confirmed that today and he write it is move will set off a scrammle to fill the seat in the chicago area. pat quinn will have five days from the effective date of the resignation to announce the time of the special election. jesse jackson jr. resigning his seat in congress. we'll keep you posted on that. and we said we would take you live to the united nations at 3:00 this afternoon. that has been pushed back likely in response to the news of the ceasefire in israel today. that has been pushed to 3:30 eastern. we will take you there once it gets under way. >> james on our 65 and over line. good afternoon, sir. caller: i'm 85-year-old and i was living good up until the last four years off of my retirement. but in the last four years the cost of living has gone up so much that i can't make it. i have to get out and get odd jobs to buy groceries. and this -- the first of this year i got a 1.7 increase in social security and cost of liv
. -- photos of andre jackson on it. >>> pittsburgh zoo remains closed indefinitely this morning after a two-year-old boy was mauled to death there. the boy fell about 14 feet off a deck into a den where there were 11 african painted dogs on sunday. witnesses immediately told staff members who called police but the animals mauled the boy. the zoo says it is not clear when he died from the fall or the attack. zoo keeps are managed to get 10 of the dogs away from the child. one dog had to be shot. >>> imagine in, opening the door to your storage unity and finding a giant snake that was what happened to one couple in washington state. it turned out to be a 15-foot boa con descrictor caught between furniture and old mattresses and nobody seemed to know how it got there. >> we kind of thought it was someone's playing a prank on us but i touched it and it feels like it is a live critter. >> i stepped back and looked at it and screamed and said it my husband, that's real and i ran screaming and screaming. >> i would have done the same thick. the couple called animal control. they ended up calling i
estimate the wait time was four hours at its peak. greg jackson works at the poll and was the last person in line when the clock struck 7:00 p.m. >> compared to 2008, there's a lot of people here for this precinct. >> reporter: officials say 5,000 people are registered to vote here. they set up six electronic voting machines, but clearly that isn't enough. in virginia they must have one machine for every 750 people. an election official who spoke to me on background only tells us a lack of resources and an overwhelming turnout led to the unprecedented long lines. >> i've been voting 20 years and never missed an election. i wasn't going to miss this one because some bureaucrat screwed up. >> reporter: despite efforts to keep everyone in line comfortable many ditched the wait and went home. those who toughed it out. >> it was worth it. >> reporter: an election official i spoke to on background says they had six voting machines here, but could have used 8 or 10 and that would have avoided the long wait. the last vote cast ten minutes ago. ken molestina, 9 news now. >> also critical issues ma
agreement they are barred from carrying a deadly weapon. within 100 feet of the polls. is jerry jackson, he happens to be a democratic poll watching, too. so he is allowed to be there. producer kathryn foster tried to get him to talk. >> what is your purpose for being here? >> protecting the people inside? from what? >> reporter: then there was a wall-size mural. take a look at it. of president obama and the campaign logo watching over the voters in a public school. this is franklin school in philadelphia. this remained untouched for hours as people voted. and it was only partially covered up after complaint. shannon mauer, the deputy secretary of the commonwealth and told fox news, "it's an absolute disgrace, election materials and electioneerieng are prohibited by state law. that can be interpreted as trying to influence voters inside the polling place. voter i.d. and sometimes some poll workers asked for that but by law, voters didn't have to turn that over." if you suspect problems at the polls where you live, here is our address. voterfraud@foxnews.com. back to you in the studio. >> an
. in the fourth, throws it behind jackson, picked off by carr. he returns it 47 yards for the touchdown. even with all the drama, still in it late in this game. under a minute to play. down by eight. deep in their own territory. ruh-roh. hit, fumbles, game, set and match. the eagles lose 38-23 to the cowboys. the eagles now 3-6. the cowboys 4-5. would you rather see the rookie in there instead of michael vick, even though vick hasn't played well this year? >> ruh-roh, i like that. we have to look at what we can do better. i don't think in any way we're looking at exactly who's playing quarterback as a benefit to us. we'll evaluate what we need to do. we'll have a game plan for what we need to do. i'm going to evaluate my vocabulary. >> let's evaluate the nhl now. >> are we going to play? >> i do not know if they're going to play just yet. they met seven out of the last nine days. they don't have any meetings scheduled in the near future but they are a lot closer on revenue sharing, which is a big deal. head coach of the capitals going into the hall of fame tonight. >> the last couple of weeks
jackson jr. who has been in a psychiatricward for last year won by over 70 percent in illinois. neil: he did not campaign today. >> and i bet you any amount of money his wife -- neil: richest getting this. barack, has won the state of ohio. the crucial state of ohio has now gone to barack obama. the only suspense will be in the margin because it is within a narrow margin you have room for litigation counting provisional ballots, recounts and all that. if it's outside the margin it didn't matter. by the weight, is mitt romney goes on to lose florida or virginia or both. again, with that when the president is now within eight electoral votes of being reelected. what do you make of all that? >> it is the culmination of what you and i thought we would be seeing it this point some time ago. it was funny. pretty clear that governor romney could have been the campaign manager. neil: it wasn't even close. that was like 73 percent. >> these are peculiar times in which we live. and, by the way, should have been talking to the romney campaign. >> always clear. >> i can argue with a single thing he
will resinate with voters? let's ask fox news contributor san tina jackson and the former deputy assistant to george w. bush. was the revenge comment a mistake by the president? >> i think that it was miss chafshth ris characterized. living well is the best revenge. voting well is the best you can do to display your feelings about where you want the country to go. as i talk to the people who were voting they didn't want revenge they wanted to avenge the vote and change the negativity but in the past four years. >> patti ann revenge is not the word of a winner. revenge is the word of a loser. look at the contrast between the way president obama ended the campaign and how romney ended the campaign on a hopeful positive note. the best things in america are heyed of us. if we change the direction we are going in. i think voters have to post the election. am i better off today than i was four years ago. is romney or obama the right person to take america to where we need to be? i happen believe romney had the best positive message tore change. >> 87 percent of the ads this election cycle have b
jackson. >>> plus, pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes suddenly in play. we'll talk about that with former republican governor of pennsylvania tom ridge. [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. jon: right now we're getting reports of activists standing guard at some polling places. it comes along with word that election monitors from both sides of the aisle are on high alert. reverend jesse jackson, civil rights pioneer and former presidential candidate joins us now live from columbus, ohio. these reports especially come out of philadelphia, reports what appear to be members of the new black panther party are standing guard outside of polling places. is that appropriate, reverend jaex son? >> as long as no one is electioneering within 100 feet and no complaints of intimidation there is nothing much you can do about. there are more concerns about the prov
in jackson, mississippi, independent. caller: good morning. newly appointed superintendent, i met with yesterday. we have 30,000 students and 2000 are homeless. 70% of our schools in the city, i visited alternative schools where we had the bus driver and security guards running the alternative schools. we have teachers who are failing these students and failed those students' parents and grandparents. they've been in the school system's 25 for 30 years. we accept this. we fired a coach at southern university yesterday because they went 0-12. how is it we led 75% of our students fail and we continue to retain the same principals and teachers? 76% of our schools in jackson need to be charter schools. this is the only outlet that i see for the future of our children in jackson, mississippi. host: let me throw this into the mix before we go. schools install a tracking system despite protests. ships pinpoint location of students. -- chips. perry, philadelphia, tennessee, democratic caller. how you fix the school system? caller: i appreciate you letting me speak. years ago i was in sout
is a man-made. host: who is in the mountain party there? caller: jessie -- jessie it is not jackson. i am voting for jessie, but jessie jackson is from chicago. jessie johnson, and robert, who is also, i belive he is iunning for governer. it will be a protest vote. i am so dissapointed people here could not vote. caller: a good morning. i am -- i cannot stand debbie. es. tells us so many liv and bill nelson is the biggest fake that ever came along. he is anything but an independent. but i was wondering if i could make a comment about abortion. everyone seems to think it is such an easy subject. i am the father of a daughter and two granddaughters. and i can tell you that the part of the abortion and question that people never talk about is the responsibility corp. for an unwanted pregnancy. when i was growing up, if you got someone pregnant, you were going to marry them and that child was going to have your name. but look what has happened. birth control bills came along, so that if there was an unwanted pregnancy, it was the woman's fault because she did not take your pills. now, let us
. good to see you. and che sheila jackson, a democc congresswoman from texas, and she's not joining us from texas today. she's out on the campaign trail in columbus, ohio. good to see you as well, congresswoman. >> fredricka, good to be with you this afternoon. >> excellent. let's begin. we're talking about these candidates, president obama, mitt romney, they are crisscrossing these battleground states. let me begin with you, congressman price. you heard kyung talking about colorado being so vital. it was obama country during the last election, but with the one third independent voters made up much of suburban moms, is this a strategy that romney is going to be spending more time there later on today. how focused is he on colorado and trying to sway perhaps those one third independent voters? >> that's colorado and it's wisconsin and it's ohio and pennsylvania and all of the other states that are still in play. and the independent voters are indeed absolutely pivotal. each candidate want to make sure they get out their base, their base voters. when we look at the independent votes whic
. women we have a champion." paris jackson said "saying a prayer, thank you, god. and #, don'thavetomovetocanada. >> donald trump, the ever shrinking violet wrote "well, back to the drawing board." this is how celebrities are reacting. >> you got to love, i guess the cele celebro twitter board. >> yep, yep, there you go. >> there's a look at it as we go to a break and we will be back again with so much more as we know. the big speeches coming up. what a night this is. we'll be back. hey, travis... get some friends, loser! so, are you all right, man? ♪ lean on me, thanks. ♪ when you're not strong, and i'll be your friend. ♪ ♪ i'll help you carry on... ♪ what does home feel like? it's in the faces of americans who built generations of memories in their home and then saw it slipping away. until friends they have never met, turned out to lend a hand. for more than 30 years, rebuilding together has spread hope to home owners in need. providing free home rehabilitation, making homes safer and more energy efficient. go to rebuilding together dot org and share the feeling o
media slash entertainment night corner because katie perry tweeted done and dusted. . >> paris jackson said saying a prayer, thank you god and timely, donald trump wrote, well, back to the drawing board. this is how some celebrities are reacting to the results. >> you have to love the celebrity twitter world. . >> is it possible to go back to that photo. >> yeah. >> take a look as we go to a break and we'll be back with more. know. the big speeches coming up. what a night this is. we'll be back. ññjodç >> announcer: welcome back to nbc news live coverage of election night 2012. we have a winner. barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states. >> we have a winner. it is now 9:00 on the west coast and we are awaiting the president coming out to speak about -- >> he's with the romney campaign. says romney has not called president obama yet but we want to go to jake tapper who is in chicago and the crowd is growing there as well. not quite as big as four years ago, jake, but just as much excitement. >> reporter: they are, indeed, just as excited although, of course,
talented artist. had an art show last month at 100. now, see, you can do it yourself. albert jackson, isn't that a good name, albert jackson from atmore, alabama, 109 years old today. loves praising the good lord and drinking dr. pepper. sometimes at the same time. gertrude, i love you gertrude linn from hermitage, pennsylvania. 103 years old, and she enjoys watching old tv shows and gardening. how about that. i like old tv shows. i was on old tv shows. now back to new york and a new tv show. >> all right, willard, thank you. >>> coming up next from big bird to clint eastwood's chair, the campaign moments that had us all talking, but first, this is "today" on nbc. so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven. well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the po
this week. >> mark strassmann is at atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport. g good morning. >> reporter: good morning. airlines have really learned from past weather disasters and how to better prepare for them. to find out what's changed we asked delta airlines for a backstage tour of its operation and of its emergency plan. when the delta flight from richmond landed in new york thursday morning, laguardia airport was back in business after a three-day hurricane shutdown. next 14 flights that touched down here were all delta's, too, made possible because of the people in this room 900 miles south in atlanta. >> this is what we control, the entire mainline prigs of delta. >> reporter: dave holtz, 33-year delta veteran, controls this. it's massive, 650 employees round the clock control delta's a1,6 hyundaily flights. a week ago today holtz and his team began phasing in the emergency response, three days before landfall. >> that's the part that the customer doesn't see, what a lot of folks in the field don't even see necessarily, how we're getting those dominos all set up so that when we do tak
was there. jerry jackson who is a member of the new black panther party was there. fox producer kathleen foster tried to get him to talk. what's your purpose being here? are you protecting the people inside or what? megyn: we appear to have lost eric shawn's audio. so, not on is the new black panther not too chatty but eric shawn lost his desire to have a discussion with us. but we want to get to this important piece our discussion today. ever since the drama of the 2010 mid-terms pollster scott rasmussen has been an almost weekly guest on this broadcast. after hundreds and hundreds of surveys the president of rasmussen reports.com joins with us his predictions. your prediction is? >> i have no idea whose going to win tonight. i look at the numbers. i keep looking for them to tell me who's going to come out on top and it's too close to call. our latest daily tracking poll, obama 49%, romney 48%. so i'm going to do what a lot of people do. i'm going to wait to see what michael barone says about the county by county turnout in some key swing states. megyn: i want to ask you what emerged no
at home who are watching and all those students and professors in wayne college in jackson, tennessee. i was moved to know that you were going to watch the show and have a post election forum today. eat those donuts and have a good time. i'm going to see you tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern.
jackson series, read: time. at the end of the summer, jack was a bright guy, but was not a big reader and a good-looking kid -- his mother must be very, very pretty. but by the end of the summer, he had read a dozen books. about nine of them he liked a lot in his reading skills have gone to remove. so he went from eight yourself or he didn't like to read two when he took his sats, which they take, he got 800 reading, which is the highest score you can get. so that's what can happen. it's unimportant whether they get 800 or harvard or vanderbilt , the support they get through high school and they have options when they get out. so yeah, mitch, where are you? , now, we're going to shoot the breeze and awesome question. what happened with that movie, et cetera, et cetera. [applause] >> so i think you can also why we have a master storyteller a mischievous measure in the story that he tells. i think we need to create on this throughout the country. we read in our house. i think that is one of the most brilliant taglines that i've heard in a long, long time. don't you agree? i think we sho
jackson jr. of illinois has actually been re-elected despite spending the last several months in the mayo clinic. >> that's solidly democratic. but jesse jackson jr. who has won re-election in illinois has not been seen in congress since early this summer. i mean, he left for health reasons. he has not campaigned at all. and as you see, solid lead, democratic district, re-electing a democratic congressman that has been missing in action for almost half a year. >> so many of those congressional seats are so safe. >> i want to go back out and see if we can put upside by side, jake tapper and david muir. i think it's interesting to be in each of those rooms right now. feeling the mood of the room. jake tapper, if you can hear me right now, i have a question i wanted to ask. at one point, president obama's campaign but an exclamation point after "forward." it was just "forward" and then an exclamation point. when did they decide that was the right message for them? >> well, they went back and forth about a lot of different messages. and they ultimately decided "forward." and then there was so
. paid for, done by somebody else. >> in jackson michigan you would have to vote everybodien town, have shrimp, lobster and filet. probably wouldn't be that much. >> get this "bride" magazine set to announce, offering its help toing or nigh and pay for a $1.2 million wedding, april 7 in california. one caveat, the bride and groom must allow all of the decisions about their special day be voted on and curated by followers on social media like facebook and twitter. a promotional thing, "bride" mag zen has seen a decline in ad revenue. randy zuckerberg, the sister of mark zuckerberg is helping produce the event on line. they will donate a dl ollar to charity of the couple's choice. for everybody who likes something related to the wedding. host the wedding, 7:00 p.m., sunday, on line, when face book gets its most traffic. leave wedding details in the hand of strangers but get $1 million wedding out of it. i think folks may jump on that. >> they will. do they get to pick out bridesmaids and everything. >> everything left up to facebook. all advertising you know the deal. free wedding at the
's hartsfield-jackson airport. good morning. >> reporter: the air industry has learned from past weather disasters. we asked delta airlines for a backstage tour of its operations and emergency plan. when the delta flight from richmond landed in new york thursday, laguardia was back in business after a three-day hurricane shutdown. the next 14 flights to shut down here were all delta's, too, made possible because of the people in this room, 900 miles south of atlanta. >> this is where we control the entire main line operation of delta. >> reporter: dave holtz, a 33-year delta operations, controls the occ. it's massive. about the size of a football field. 650 employees around the clock control delta's daily flights. a week ago holtz and his team began phasing in delta's emergency response. three days before sandy made landfall. >> that's the key to us here. that's the part the customer doesn't see. a part a lot of folks in our field don't necessarily see, how we're getting all those dominos all set up, so when we take them down, it's orderly, we know where they're going and it's clean. >>
to be close. it's going to be close. i'll say about the same -- i'm here in jackson so this is a republican area but he won't win this state probably. host: thanks for the call. we appreciate it. this is a live view of the white house. a comment on our twitter feed saying -- host: if you are just joining us live coverage on the final campaign appearances from president obama and romney. we'll have that live when it happens. in the meantime the candidates chris crossing the state. we heard from paul ryan earlier today. biden was in virginia earlier today. >> hello virginia. you guys look pretty warm. how are you guys doing? are you ready to re-elect barack obama and joe biden? [applause] >> are you ready to elect tim mccain? [applause] >> i know some of you have been volunteering for weeks and weeks and months and months on end. thank you, thank you, thank you. you know in 2008 virginia was the place, the eppi center of the election. in 2008, it was virginia that elected barack obama. are you ready to do it again? [applause] we're back to being another battleground state. and we all want our
's a test. >> -- that is a test. >> jackson? >> i guess it would be jackson. >> i think, yeah. one of five. >> it's a very big deal. it seems to me now -- and this goes to what john was just talking about -- how human they are. he is tired. it is incredibly emotional. so the question, then, is in this moment, does he become more open to humility, something mike's been talking about for a couple of days. does he become the humble figure who says, i heard you even if you voted against me. and we sometimes forget, these are men who run around realizing that virtually one out of every two people he sees doesn't want him to have the job he's got. >> right. zloo which >> which is an emotionally wearing thing, it would seem to me. does he draw strength from this? what does he learn from the first four years? and how long does this season of reflection really last when it hits the cold reality of dealing with what's coming up in december? >> and that is the thing to remember here, andrea, that as jon said, about half the country voted against him. and yet his victory was overwhelming when it came
it yourself. albert jackson, isn't that a good name, albert jackson from atmore, alabama, 109 years old today. loves praising the good lord and drinking dr. pepper. sometimes at the same time. gertrude, i love you gertrude linn from hermitage, pennsylvania. 103 years old, and she enjoys watching old tv shows and gardening. how about that. i like old tv shows. i was on old tv shows. now back to new york and a new tv show. >> all right, willard, thank you. >>> coming up next from big bird to clint eastwood's chair, the campaign moments that had us all talking, but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> and w
and pray that they win it. >> we will go to steve on the republican line from jackson, mississippi. good evening to you. >> how are you doing? >> fine, thank you. >> i do not feel like a, has put in work to be the president. once again he led us down. jobs are nowhere in mississippi that i can find and i've been looking for three years. we need you to step up. >> dennis is next from four again. -- oregon. >> i have been an independent most of my life. i just voted for barack obama because the fact that everything he tried to do was blocked by the republicans and what he has accomplished is a lot in the last four years. i hope he wins. >> thank you for the call. from our twitter page. the networks declaring that barack obama winning pennsylvania. pennsylvania was mitt romney's pat way to-- pathway to 270. that pathways closing up fast. line.mocrats' >> hello and thank you for taking my call. i wanted to say that i am a retired firefighter, 34 years. 70% of our responses are medical related. most of those people go to the emergency room. they have no primary care. where have the republican
, you can do it yourself. albert jackson, isn't that a good name, albert jackson from atmore, alabama, 109 years old today. loves praising the good lord and drinking dr. pepper. sometimes at the same time. gertrude, i love you gertrude linn from hermitage, pennsylvania. 103 years old, and she enjoys watching old tv shows and gardening. how about that. i like old tv shows. i was on old tv shows. now back to new york and a new tv show. >> all right, willard, thank you. >>> coming up next from big bird to clint eastwood's chair, the campaign moments that had us all talking, but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> and we're back now at 8:37 with more on this election day tweef. a few months ago you probably didn't give too much thought to things like big bird, binders full of women and bayonets. >> and they have become words and images that have sparked endless conversations online, not to mention many fake twitter accounts on the internet. willie geist is here with his top five meme. >> all understand what a meme is. >> something that takes on a life of its own. you'll see here when we st
: jackson, mississippi. host: good morning. what do you think about the u.s. electoral system? caller: i would rather see just the popular vote. sometimes i do not think it is fair. but the one thing i wanted to call in about, about obama being a christian, one sunday morning about one year ago i was getting ready to worship and he was talking on television. i actually heard him say i am muslim. i was talking to a friend the other day and she said she heard the same thing. so, he is not a christian, he is a muslim. he said it on television. eyes and ears do not deny. host: i am sorry to say, i did that here that, i am looking at articles about that. if the president says he is a christian, does that matter to you? caller: did you hear him say that he was a christian? host: we have aired programs on c-span where he talks about his faith and background, yes. caller: i also heard him say that he is a muslim. besides, the other thing, he is profane to things that god has said in the bible. that are wrong. the gay style, and also abortion. and he is for that. host: do you look at mitt romney'
at the jefferson-jackson dinner. and then, on a cold january night, you stood up for barack, because you knew that he would stand up for you. and over these past four years, our family has been truly blessed -- truly blessed -- by all of the love and support and prayers that we have received from every corner of this country. and barack has been truly blessed to have all of you by his side as we have worked together to bring that change we can believe in. it is an honor and a privilege to serve this nation -- just know that. and tomorrow, we get the chance to finish what we started here in iowa. tomorrow, all across this state, all across this country, we will line up and vote in libraries and community centers, in school gyms. we're going to knock on doors until our fingers are numb. we're going to make calls until our voices are hoarse. and we won't stop until every voice and every last vote is counted. and we will do it. we will do it, because while we have come so far, we know that there is so much more to do. and what we really, truly know is that we cannot turn back now. we need to keep
. that was at a campaign stop in davenport, iowa. and this from garrett jackson, mitt romney's body man. ann romney talking to overflow crowds in fairfax, virginia. and another from his body man. eric draper, take a look. that's a grandpa hugging his grandson. so much more to see here on twitter. we'll be taking a look at it all morning, all day long here, george. >> that's a great shot. thank you. >> that was. >> that was fantastic. >>> other photos coming in right now. vice president joe biden voting in the state of delaware. there he is, walking into the polling place with his wife, dr. jill biden. right behind him his son beau biden, attorney general of delaware. they are going to vote right now. delaware a safe state for the president and joe biden. they're go being to make up the majority of voters. both candidates campaigning hard for their support. let's look at their prospects with our team of powerhouse women. initial kol wallace nicole wallace, veteran of the bush campaign. donna brazile. who ran al gore's campaign, and cokie roberts. cokie, let me begin with you and put up other figures from ou
winfrey an, jesse jackson. you're talking earlier you're talk img this coalition, this new coalition in the democratic party. i think it says something not just to the republican party but perhaps the rest of america. i was talking earlier to mark who is the head of the urban league, he made the point of this coalition is becoming more mature. we talk about this coalition as young voters of women of minorities, african americans and hispanics. he makes a point, not only simply the republican party takes notice but perhaps the rest of america, corporate america could take some notice that america is changing. and perhaps not just the republican party but other organizations need to look at diversity in a different bay because yo --in different way. you see from this audience they won a tough race. they are relieved of this. there seems to be an expectation of this crowd that this is the direction america is going in. there's a level of confidence you see in this crowd in chicago that four years ago was just excitement that they won. the second time it happens people think okay we're o
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? >> it pales in comparison. i remember jesse jackson sr. weeping there. i mean that was a once in a lifetime historical moment. >> ifill: i've heard many obama supporters say that re-electing the president was re-electing the president was even more important than electing him. >> you can't get to the second without the first. the first was a universal. >> woodruff: to interrupt you quickly to say we've just learned that governor romney is on his way to the convention center in boston. of course we'll take that. >> sure. i just think beyond the support of barack obama it was an afrming moment for america. it really was. >> ifill: and this is? this is an affirming moment for barack obama. and his supporters and the campaign. what he's trieded to do and what he wants to try to do but it isn't the same cosmic global emotional... >> woodruff: when you think about it, a year ago, six months ago, nine months ago, the over overwhelming prediction was this president could be beaten. this president was facing, and a year-and-a-half ago you look at any number of intervals over the last year or two, th
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